The best surprises from Aquaman movie

Aquaman movie, photo via WB Media Pass
Aquaman movie, photo via WB Media Pass /

Aquaman surprised us all with an enjoyable and fun film that gives us hope for the future of the DCEU. Not to mention, finally give DC movies a win. Here’s what we loved best about the movie…

Instead of trying too hard, Aquaman decides to just have a good time, and it really shows. Everything Batman v. Superman and Justice League failed to do, Aquaman succeeded in. Who would’ve thought!

Jason Momoa returns to the DC world as Arthur Curry aka Aquaman in his standalone film. After the events from Justice League, Arthur guards both the land and sea. He doesn’t demand awards or even attention in return for saving the day. Taking his rightful place as the king is the last thing on his mind. But he has no choice but to face his half-brother Orm (Partick Wilson) when Mera (Amber Heard) informs him about an upcoming war that will cause destruction and death to both worlds.

Some of the dialogue in the film is campy, a few lines are straight up cheesy, but it works. The story is engaging and entertaining. Here’s what pleasantly surprised us most about the movie.

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Please note: Spoilers ahead if you haven’t seen the film in theaters!

The visuals

The story of Arthur isn’t an easy one to properly capture on film, after all, half of it takes place under water. To our surprise, Aquaman didn’t only succeed in this department, but the film is a visual masterpiece! The final showdown between Arthur and King Orm leaves viewers wonderstruck, as well as how colorful and detailed all the creatures are portrayed.


Going in, I was ready to not love Mera. To be honest, I didn’t think I would enjoy her character at all. Well, the promos and photos don’t do Amber Heard’s character justice. Mera kicks some serious butt! She is definitely not the typical love interest thrown into the plot.  She’s gorgeous, of course, but she’s a lot more than that. Best of all, she doesn’t need any help! On the contrary, she helps save Arthur more than once.

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Origin story

Origin stories are like pilot episodes, they don’t always take off. Even if the middle and final act are great, chances are the introduction was tough to sit through. However, Aquaman’s origin story is actually interesting.

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I gotta say, the romance and chemistry between his mother Atlanna (Nicole Kidman) and his father Tom (Temuera Morrison) isn’t believable. But if you can look past that, it’s a lot of fun — from the flashbacks featuring Nuidis (Willem Dafoe) training young Arthur, to Atlanna flawlessly taking down the guards sent to retrieve her.

Fight scenes

As we already stated, the visuals are amazing! But not only do they successfully bring the ocean and creatures to life, but the visuals enhance the fight sequences as well. Bravo to the choreography team!

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